It’s been a nightmare of a weekend. We are all down in NYC for the College Board Conference, with limited internet access, and the MyMIT server decided to make life interesting for us. Fortunately the primary tech folks are still in Cambridge, but needless to say, trying to coordinate all of this has been… not so fun.
Anyway, the site is back and should be operating smoothly now. I’ll spare you all the gory details of what happened – load bouncing issues and whatnot, coupled with 4000 of you doing your apps at the last mniute. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem for our servers – we’re MIT and we have kickass servers – but sometimes I think the MyMIT backend is so close to artificial intelligence that it decides to reconfigure itself at will.
Anyway, as you may have heard, we’ve extended the EA deadline to November 4 to compensate you for your trouble. If you have any questions, let me know.